Melbourne & Opera in the Alps | January 2018
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Legend:IFM: In Flight Meal B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
Your holiday begins when you are picked up from home by a private vehicle and transferred to the airport. Meet your fellow passengers and Kings Tour Manager then fly to Melbourne. Upon arrival, we transfer you to the new Pan Pacific Hotel with its floor to ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the Yarra River, Port Phillip Bay and city. Settle in before enjoying dinner at the hotel.
Hotel:Pan Pacific Hotel Melbourne for 2 nights
Day 2: MELBOURNE | TENNIS OR THEATREB
Today we are giving you the choice of going to the Australian Open Tennis or the matinee performance of Dream Lover, the musical. (Ticket prices
included). What a highlight!
Day 3: CRUISE | NOORLIM ESTATE | ALBURYB L D
This morning we set off for Nagambie and upon arrival, board the Goulburn Explorer for a morning tea cruise. From here we head to Noorilim Estate where you will enjoy a private tour. This is a historic mansion, botanical gardens and vineyard built in 1879 for William Winter-Irving. It has been described as one of the best preserved 19th century mansions in Australia. After, we travel across to Benalla and see several of the colourful murals which have recently appeared on many of the unused local buildings. We’ll arrive in to Albury in the late afternoon and settle in to the 4-star Atura Albury prior to dinner.
Hotel: Atura Albury for 3 nights
Day 4: ALBURY & SURROUNDSB L D
Following breakfast, we’ll take you for a look around Albury. Next we make our way down to the Albury Botanical Gardens where you will have some time to explore the gardens before heading to the pub for lunch at The Kinross Woolshed Hotel. After lunch we’ll visit the Murray Arts
Museum Albury (MAMA).
Day 5: THE OPERA IN THE ALPSB L D
We have a slightly later start this morning as tonight will be our night at the Opera. We travel to the small town of Granya and visit the
Pioneer Museum. The Collection includes around 500 items made up of photos, booklets and family files. We’ll continue along the northern stretches of the Murray River and arrive at the Tintaldra General Store for lunch. Later in the afternoon we drive to Beechworth and take our
'A' reserved seating at this evening’s performance of Opera in the Alps. The performance will feature some of our favourites from opera and musicals and performed by a 100 voice choir who will be joined by the talented Opera Scholars Australia.
Day 6: HISTORIC BEECHWORTH | MELBOURNEB D
This morning we return to Beechworth for some local sightseeing including a visit to the Burke Museum – the oldest country museum in Victoria.
The discovery of gold in the 1850’s brought with it a flurry of activity and growth to Beechworth. The magnificent buildings, 32 of which are listed by the National Trust and the beautiful gardens are a legacy of the gold rush days. We have time to purchase lunch (maybe the smells of
the famous Beechworth bakery may tempt your appetite!) before commencing the journey back to Melbourne.
Hotel: Pan Pacific Hotel Melbourne for 1 night
Day 7: MELBOURNE > HOMEIFMB
After a leisurely morning, we transfer you back to Melbourne airport for the flight home to Perth. Upon arrival, your driver will be waiting
to transfer you home after a remarkable trip.
Now in its 22nd year, Opera in the Alps is a cultural highlight on the Victorian music calendar. The event brings some of Australia’s finest operatic and classical music talents to the picturesque setting of the Beechworth Golf Course. The performance will feature some of our favourites from opera and musicals and performed by a 100 voice choir who will be joined by the talented Opera Scholars Australia which will include the usual “sing-off. Experience an evening like no other – a night of food, wine, music and entertainment. Special guests include, Tenor – Mark Vincent, Soprano – Anna Voshege and Instrumentalist – James Morrison. In addition to this event, you’ll also have the choice of attending the Australian Open Tennis OR seeing a matinee performance of Dream Lover, the musical.
- Home pick-up and return by Hughes
- Fully Escorted by a Kings Tour Manager
- Return economy airfares including taxes
- Exclusive Kings Tour of Victoria
- 3 nights’ accommodation at the Pan Pacific Hotel Melbourne
- 3 nights’ accommodation at the 4-star Atura Albury Hotel
- Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 5 dinners
- Sightseeing and entry fees as per the itinerary
- HIGHLIGHT - Morning tea onboard the Goulburn Explorer
- HIGHLIGHT - Ticket to the Australian Open Tennis or the matinee performance of Dream Lover, the musical
- HIGHLIGHT - Private tour of Noorilim Estate
- HIGHLIGHT - Sightseeing tour of Albury
- HIGHLIGHT - Visit to Albury Botanical Gardens
- HIGHLIGHT - Visit to the Murray Arts Museum Albury
- HIGHLIGHT - 'A' Reserved seating at Opera in the Alps
Tours are based on reaching a minimum number. Home pick-up and return is included based on a set radius – surcharges will apply outside these areas. Other special conditions may apply to each individual tour, please contact the office for further details.